Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that free agent right guard T.J. Lang is a top priority for the team to re-sign and that he’s confident he’ll be back in the fold with a new contract.
Despite interest from a number of teams, the coach feels there is nothing to worry about.
“He’s as fine an offensive lineman as I’ve had an opportunity to coach in 20-plus years in this league,” McCarthy said, via Packers News.
“His leadership is significant in our locker room.”
“Those are hypotheticals,” he said. “I’m counting on T.J. to come back.”
“I think everybody in this locker room knows that this is where I want to play,” Lang said. “It’s been eight years now. I don’t want to go anywhere. I’ve been saying that since the beginning. I love this team, I love Green Bay, I love everything about being a Packer. I love representing the city and the team. I want to be back. It’s not up to me. This is where I want to be.”